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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,428
Posted By DirtDabber
:lol3 In his defense, I met him at a...

:lol3


In his defense, I met him at a motorcycle rally, at the campfire, drinking beer....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I am on my phone so hard to post a link but there...

I am on my phone so hard to post a link but there is a Agusta sub-forum here. A.A.R.S.E I think is the name
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Tires came out of Atlanta, chain came from...

Tires came out of Atlanta, chain came from Lexington KY
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Amazon Prime Rocks. I ordered a chain for...

Amazon Prime Rocks.

I ordered a chain for the Terra and a set of TKCs for the 990 yesterday afternoon and less than 24 hours later UPS had them at the house.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
And that my friends is the problem with fork...

And that my friends is the problem with fork seals. :deal





:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Yep, one of the guys that used to work for me...

Yep, one of the guys that used to work for me would come in Monday mornings with grand stories of drag racing his quad down by the railroad tracks....
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By DirtDabber
Here is the best review I could find when I was...

Here is the best review I could find when I was looking at canceling my Spot.

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews#bicreview


Ultimately I sold my Spot and bought a...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By DirtDabber
If you are looking at a rescue only device get an...

If you are looking at a rescue only device get an ACR PLB. A signal goes straight to rescue and not a call center, no subscription cost, and the battery lasts 5 years.
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By DirtDabber
I don't have a suggestion other than yes the...

I don't have a suggestion other than yes the whole equation is sloped toward the dealer making money and in the last ten years or so they have increased the slope.

The only reason a dealer would...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,081
Posted By DirtDabber
DeepSea I did quite a bit of research on...

DeepSea

I did quite a bit of research on what would work best for me and in the end decided to sell my Spot and get a PLB for emergency use as it is the most reliable and keep researching for...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By DirtDabber
Be aware that "Invoice" pricing of today is not...

Be aware that "Invoice" pricing of today is not the same as "Invoice" pricing of a decade ago.

As consumers started shopping the invoice price the invoice price has crept up each year and is now...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,081
Posted By DirtDabber
This item has me considering a sat phone. I have...

This item has me considering a sat phone. I have a PLB for emergency use, When I had a Spot my wife would only get my messages when she turned on her phone or checked email, which was sometimes the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I have had three hacks and with a little planning...

I have had three hacks and with a little planning never needed a reverse. If a parking space is sloped down you just spin around and back in.

Two wheel drive will just get you in bigger...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
What size is it? I have a few other worn out...

What size is it? I have a few other worn out tires from other brands I could send you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5,959
Views: 345,098
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmm, I was close by a couple weeks ago following...

Hmmm, I was close by a couple weeks ago following SuchesRider..... She's just so damn fast I don't have any time to look around. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,959
Views: 345,098
Posted By DirtDabber
???? No idea where this is.... ...

????



No idea where this is....


Anyone want to go get it Tuesday? :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Word on the street is Flux figured out how his...

Word on the street is Flux figured out how his special purpose worked.....


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I can send you a an extra bag or two of...

I can send you a an extra bag or two of whitworth....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Someone asked me tonight when I put my bikes away...

Someone asked me tonight when I put my bikes away for the Winter.


There was a long pause as he realized the foolishness of his question.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,299
Posted By DirtDabber
I don't really like tool rolls. To me they are...

I don't really like tool rolls. To me they are bulky and limited by the number of slots. I like oil bottles and also carry a large rag as a drop cloth. You have a place to put tools and parts and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,299
Posted By DirtDabber
KLR tool kit.... ...

KLR tool kit....


http://janclay.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-Reports/Am-I-insane-DirtDabbers-Wonky/i-LR5q2qx/0/L/IMG_1021-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Just a little wet for now

Just a little wet for now
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,558
Posted By DirtDabber
The reason insurance companies don't want wood...

The reason insurance companies don't want wood stoves in a garage is fuel fumes are heavier than air. That is why you typically see heaters hanging from the ceiling.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I will stop and call a wrecker for you while you...

I will stop and call a wrecker for you while you are sitting on the side of the road trying to tie a note to your homing pigeon....
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmmm, great question. Skype says yes....

Hmmmm, great question.


Skype says yes. $2.62 - $6.80 a minute for Inmarsat depending on what platform.

You type Inmarsat in for the country code
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DirtDabber
Here is a synopsis of what I have read and a...

Here is a synopsis of what I have read and a pretty good overview of what is out there in case someone wants/needs the info. In no way am I an expert but....


Spot runs on Globalstar satellites....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I have done a ton of reading on the different...

I have done a ton of reading on the different systems and in no way am I an expert but....


Spot runs on Globalstar satellites. Globalstar had some issues with satellites dying mid 2000's and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
I have his #, I will shoot him a message. ...

I have his #, I will shoot him a message.

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Hey Jud, I remember answering some questions on...

Hey Jud, I remember answering some questions on your thread. It was the another nail in the Spot coffin for me...


Here is the thread I started with a pretty good synopsis of what I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Any Dogs using a Sat Phone? I am...

Any Dogs using a Sat Phone?


I am considering getting one. I sold my Spot device and looked at the Delorme InReach (Communication) to replace it along with an ACR ResQLink (Rescue)

However...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DirtDabber
I sold my Spot today and went ahead and ordered...

I sold my Spot today and went ahead and ordered an ACR ResQLink to replace it.


I started reading about Ham and am leaning more toward the Sat Phone due to ease of use. If I go with a prepaid...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmmm, I will talk to my buddy who is a Ham...

Hmmmm, I will talk to my buddy who is a Ham fanatic. I did have two way radios with a phone link in the trucks about 10 years ago before we had cell phone service here. It is an option. The only...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DirtDabber
PLB / Inreach / Sat Phone

I am ditching the Spot device and looking to upgrade to something "better".

Most of my travels are in the Southeastern US with one trip a year further West. Combination of Dual Sporting,...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,279
Posted By DirtDabber
Look at some of the agricultural buildings from...

Look at some of the agricultural buildings from Farmtek. There are a lot of options from lambing sheds, greenhouses to farm sheds. They are made of bent metal poles and durable tarps tensioned with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
See, that's the beauty of the Terra, it is just a...

See, that's the beauty of the Terra, it is just a newer Dakar,with more horsepower. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,349
Posted By DirtDabber
I told Jan about the boxtops for education find...

I told Jan about the boxtops for education find and we were cracking up because she is the same way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Yeah and it was only a few miles from my house....

Yeah and it was only a few miles from my house. :D


I started doing some measurements with the F650 Dakar and it looks like quite a bit of the bling will transfer over to the Terra. Brake and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By DirtDabber
WOW in Marietta rents bikes. ...

WOW in Marietta rents bikes.

http://www.eaglerider.com/atlanta/motorcycle-rental.aspx


And another near Knoxville

http://gsmmotorent.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
It's my new work commuter..... :lol3

It's my new work commuter..... :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,252
Posted By DirtDabber
Twisty, where did you stay. I like the Tellico...

Twisty, where did you stay. I like the Tellico Plains area.
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